Organic Pest Control in Your Garden


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Organic Pest Control Are you thinking about organic pest control? If you can't wait to get outside on a sunny day, or even an ugly day, consider that you have a true passion for gardening. If it's your goal to find ways to protect your plants from weather conditions, so you can enjoy them the following spring, it's safe to say you love gardening. The desire for free organic vegetables alone makes you a gardener, but being organic is not as easy as we wish it to be. Do you prefer to mow … [Read more...]

Tomato Hornworm & What To Do About Them


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What To Do About Tomato Hornworm The tomato hornworm is not actually a worm, but a bright-green caterpillar with white and black markings. Hornworms are the larva of a huge moth called five-spotted hawk moth and lay eggs on the undersides of tomato leaves late spring. Adult stages of tomato hornworms are heavy-bodied and can destroy a plant within hours.  If left to hatch within 6 to 8 days the larva mature in three to four weeks.  They burrow into the soil to pupate and can remain there … [Read more...]

Seed Tape, How to Make Your Own


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How to Make Your Own Seed Tape Do you know how to make your own seed tape? It's really easy! School is out and kids are home complaining their bored, and keeping your kids busy through the summer can be a challenge especially doing things that are free. You can make seed tape for fall/winter vegetables, as well as prepare next spring/summer flowers and vegetables. Make your tape ahead of time for all your plant needs, rolling the tape back onto the toilet paper roll and store in zip lock … [Read more...]

Gardening with Children


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Gardening with Children Children are like sponges, gathering and storing everything they see and things you do. Gardening with children is perfect because they're curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening with kids is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of … [Read more...]

Stir Fry Chicken and Vegetables


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Stir Fry Chicken Dish   We've had a long day, we don't want to cook so we hit the drive thru. Sometimes we even order what we think is a healthier option from the menu like stir fry chicken and vegetables. Unfortunately, even the simple dishes are loaded with fat and sodium. It's not unusual for a single serving of takeout chicken and vegetables to have 1000 calories, at least 60 grams of fat and over 2000 mg of sodium.  You can use a wok, a large non stick skillet or an electric … [Read more...]

What Kind Of Gardener Are You?


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Are You a Beginner or Advanced Gardener? How do you define a gardener? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, they define one as: One who works in or tends a garden for pleasure or hire from a company like Red Shovel landscaping. If you can't wait to get outside on a sunny day, or even an ugly day, consider that you have a true passion for gardening. If it's your goal to find ways to protect your plants from weather conditions so you can enjoy them the next year, you are a … [Read more...]

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